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Forklift Operator Salary
in Roswell, New Mexico

$32,804 (USD)

Average Salary

$16/hr

Average Hourly

$489

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Forklift Operator is $32,804 a year and $16 an hour in Roswell, New Mexico, United States. The average salary range for a Forklift Operator is between $24,962 and $39,245. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Forklift Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Roswell, New Mexico.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates and drives gasoline-, liquefied gas-, or electric-powered industrial truck equipped with lifting devices, such as forklift, boom, scoop, lift beam and swivel-hook, fork-grapple, clamps, elevating platform, or trailer hitch, to push, pull, lift, stack, tier, or move products, equipment, or materials in warehouse, storage yard, or factory.
  • Moves levers and presses pedals to drive truck and control movement of lifting apparatus.
  • Positions forks, lifting platform, or other lifting device under, over, or around loaded pallets, skids, boxes, products, or materials, or hooks tow trucks to trailer hitch, and transports load to designated area.
Forklift Operator Job Prevalence in Roswell, New Mexico, United States

Job family: Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Job family population: 570,300

Estimated population of Forklift Operator jobs: 49,154

Rate of error: 1.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$38,028
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

About Roswell, New Mexico

Roswell Cost of Living Score:

Description: Roswell is a city and the seat of Chaves County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 48,411, making it the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. It is a center for irrigated farming, dairying, ranching, manufacturing, distribution, and petroleum production. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), founded in 1891. Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located a few miles northeast of the city on the Pecos River. Bottomless Lakes State Park is located 12 miles (19 km) east of Roswell on US 380. The Roswell UFO incident was named after the town, though the crash...

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